June 6, 2012
What a great buying experience. I spoke with Ms. Barb at Alaska Leather Thursday afternoon. And, yes, my Buttpad was in my mailbox Monday. Yes, the next Monday. Absolutely great service from the state that gave us you-know-who. Yes, the lady who can see Russia from where she lives. Barb sent the Pillion Type 1 which fits perfectly.
It only took just a couple of minutes to install. Take out the two Allen-head screws, pick up the seat, run the strap underneath the seat, and that's it. You can see that some of the sheepskin goes up on the tank. I will most likely leave it like that as it would seem to offer a little protection from the tank getting scratched by zippers. If you're anal or OCD I'm sure you could do a little trimming and maybe tuck it under the seat or something. For me, this is fine.So, how does it work? Well, went for a 60 mile (actually, two 30 miles rides) test ride today. Obviously, my comments are subjective. Did I notice a difference? Yes. I guess a better test would be for 100 or so folks to ride several hundred miles without the Buttpad and then several hundred miles with the Buttpad. Anyway, I feel, based on my total of 60 miles, that this is going to make riding more comfortable, at least for me. The pad is nicely made and fits perfectly as far as I'm concerned. No buyer's remorse here. BTW, with shipping $67.95. Here's a link...... http://www.alaskaleatheronline.com/servlet/StoreFront
I've had a heck of a time getting these photos on this post. But, am tired of messing with it. I hope this gives you an idea of what the Buttpad looks like.